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JDA Software Announces Third Quarter 2002 Client Activity
Diversity of JDA Portfolio Applications Continues Repeat Business and Attracts New Clients
Scottsdale, Ariz. - October 21, 2002 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) announced a partial listing of the companies that signed JDA Portfolio® contracts in third quarter 2002. JDA continued its steady trend of generating repeat business by signing licenses with existing clients such as $8.30 billion Castorama-Dubois Investissements, TruServ Corporation, Inc., and $1.3 billion Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. In addition to increasing its presence in the consumer product goods market by signing new licenses with Elizabeth Arden, Nestlè Purina Petcare Company and General Mills, JDA furthered its dominance in the collaborative solutions market by finalizing deals with manufacturers such as $1.3 billion Revlon Consumer Products and their retail trading pairs.
“Decision making in the market has slowed down. This process will only serve to accelerate the separation of the long term value companies from the rest,” stated JDA president Hamish Brewer. “JDA has undisputed leadership as the lowest total cost of ownership solution provider, we have long term relationships with over one third of the world’s retailers above $100 million and we have both the vision and resources to relentlessly improve this leadership position. We will remain focused on our customers and our core value proposition.”
Castorama Signs Significant Client/Server Portfolio Merchandising License
Having licensed several Portfolio Space Management by Intactix™ applications in second quarter 2002, Castorama Group, Europe’s largest and the world’s third largest DIY retailer, chose JDA’s Portfolio Merchandise Management™ solution in third quarter over Retek and SAP to support its ambitious international growth strategy. UK-based Peacocks Stores Ltd also licensed JDA’s client/server Portfolio Merchandising™ application. The department store retailer also signed for Win/DSS® in-store system and Affinity™ customer relationship management application.
U.S.-based Old Time Pottery, Inc., a regional housewares and crafts retailer, and Philippines -based Liberty Commercial Centre, Inc., a department store retailer, licensed Portfolio Merchandise Management System-I™ (MMS®) and Win/DSS. Also in the Philippines, department store retailer Big R Stores, an existing MMS user, licensed Win/DSS, JDA PRISM™ portable in-store system as well as Performance Analysis by IDEAS™. Additionally, long time in-store system client U.S.-based Little Switzerland upgraded to the current version of Win/DSS.
TruServ Corporation Expands JDA Contract with Portfolio Revenue Management
TruServ Corporation, the corporate buying and distribution entity of the $4 billion dollar TrueValue Hardware network, signed an agreement to implement Vendor Incentive Management™ rebate and promotion management application. TrueValue also expanded its Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3® license.
Big Rock Sports, LLC, a fishing tackle and shooting sports distributor group, also licensed Vendor Incentive Management and Warehouse Replenishment™. Orgill, Inc., one of the four largest hardlines distributors in the U.S., licensed Warehouse Replenishment as well as JDA Intellect™ advanced analytic applications.
Several European companies also signed contracts for Warehouse Replenishment including: Conforama Management Services, a furniture and home furnishings retailer, IHH AG, an electronics and houseware wholesaler and Elettro Bergamo, an electric parts and supplies wholesaler. Existing JDA clients that expanded their contracts for Warehouse Replenishment or Advanced Store Replenishment by E3® include Bellco Drug Corp., Sysco Corporation and The Business Depot, Ltd. in North America; and NorgesGruppen, COOP Danmark A/S and Netto in Europe.
Revlon Licenses Marketplace Replenish to Collaborate with Trading Partners
Revlon Consumer Products selected Marketplace Replenish to conduct CPFR with CVS Corporation. In May 2002, CVS launched its CPFR program using Marketplace Replenish in fewer than seven weeks and expects to aggressively expand its CPFR program with other strategic suppliers. In second quarter 2002, Revlon licensed JDA’s Marketplace Replenish to participate in Rite Aid Corporation’s award-winning CPFR program. Additionally, $50 billion McKesson Corporation, a leading provider of supply, information and care management products and services, will begin using Marketplace Replenish to participate in supermarket retailer Hy-Vee, Inc.’s CPFR program.
JDA Increases Space Management Deals in Consumer Goods
JDA’s strategy to develop and market Portfolio applications for consumer goods companies continues to pay off with an increasing number of space management deals in this segment. A partial list of other North American consumer goods companies that expanded their Portfolio space management agreements include Elizabeth Arden, Nestlè Purina Petcare Company, Neutrogena, Sunbeam, Inc., Associated Grocers, Inc., Bonne Bell and General Mills. Internationally, companies such as Nestle UK, Guinness UDV, The Wrigley Company, Ltd., McCain Foods Australia and Bristol Myers Squibb de Mexico extended their space management licenses.
JDA also welcomed a number of consumer goods companies to its family of clients: Cargil, Inc., Flowers Bakeries, Inc., U.S. Cotton LLC, Schneider Foods in North America as well as Nestlè Malaysia and Hasbro de Mexico.
North American retailers such as Advance Auto Parts, Cingular Wireless, IKEA North America, Party City, Do-It-Best Corp. and Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. expanded their space management licenses. Examples of European retailers that further invested in Portfolio space management applications include Homebase, Ltd., Focus, Safeway Stores, plc. and IKEA Finland.
Rubicon Retail Finance Limited, a U.K.-based apparel retailer, licensed Arthur Planning™. Several other companies signed for one or more JDA Portfolio products, or expanded their license agreements with JDA in third quarter 2002. Due to the competitive advantages of implementing JDA Portfolio solutions, these companies have requested confidentiality.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
With more than 4,600 retail, wholesale and manufacturing clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is a global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,400 associates operating from 35 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more details, visit www.jda.com , call 1-800-479-RETAIL (7382) or email email@example.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include: our expectation that CVS will aggressively expand its CPFR program with other suppliers, Mr. Brewer’s statement concerning JDA’s leadership as the lowest cost solution provider, and JDA’s possession of vision and resources to improve our leadership position, and our intent to remain focused on our value proposition. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: the possibility that CVS may not successfully expand its CPFR program with other strategic suppliers, our ability to continue to provide the lowest cost solutions, declines in our resources particularly in such uncertain economic conditions, changes in or inability to meet our vision and focus; and other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.
JDA, JDA Portfolio, E3, MMS, Win/DSS, JDA Intellect, JDA PRISM, Marketplace Replenish, Performance Analysis by IDEAS, Portfolio Space Management by Intactix, Portfolio Merchandise Management, Portfolio Merchandising, Portfolio Merchandise Management System-I, Advanced Warehouse Replenishment by E3, Warehouse Replenishment, Advanced Store Replenishment by E3, Arthur Planning, Portfolio Space Management by Intactix, Affinity, and Vendor Incentive Management are trademarks or registered trademarks of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name "JDA" is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc. All other trade, product, or service names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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